New Cruise Terminal Plan
Liverpool City Council is to create a new cruise facility of “international standard”.
The scheme, which involves the controlled removal of Princes Jetty, will see the construction of a new terminal within a statement building, on a new suspended deck structure in the Mersey.
Last year Liverpool welcomed more than 60 vessels, with 120,000 passengers and crew, but wants to capitalise on the cruise boom by creating a new passenger and baggage facility complete with passport control, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point.
The council has awarded the first stage of a two stage design and build contract to UK wide construction company McLaughlin & Harvey who will work alongside consultancy firm Ramboll to develop the facility with an outline planning application to be heard this April.
Now approved, and with funding secured from the city region combined authority, site preparation is to start in October 2018.
The Ramboll team will then project manage and assist with ongoing monitoring of construction of the new facility. The multi-disciplinary design team, includes architects Stride Treglown, cost managers Gardiner & Theobald, global planning and property consultants JLL, and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver.
Further planning applications will include supplemental projects such as a new 4*, 200 room, hotel and a 1,700+ multi-storey car park to enhance the city’s capabilities in handling the next generation of turnaround cruises, which can carry up to 3,600 passengers.
Liverpool City Council is hosting a pre-planning application information event for the new 4* hotel as part of the city’s new cruise terminal facility.
The event is being held on Thursday, 27 September 2pm – 7pm and Friday, 28 September 12pm – 5pm in Foyles Room 1, on the first floor of the Cunard Building, Water Street.
Local residents and businesses are invited to view the plans. Members of the project team will be available to discuss the proposals. The hotel plans will then be heard at the council’s planning committee in late October.
The new cruise terminal will be situated within the £5bn Liverpool Waters development scheme.